Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

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Party
Democratic
District
52: County of Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules
Website
delegatetorian.com
Copatroning Habits
66% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 87% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
88.9% in 2020
Recent Mentions in the Media

Augusta Free Press: New state law protects Virginia patients, families from surprise medical bills

July 29, 2020 | 12:00 am
  

Roanoke Times: Virginia seeks to end surprise medical bills | Business | roanoke.com

July 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm
  

The Virginian-Pilot: After decades of fighting for police reform, many Virginia Democrats confident change is finally comingThe

July 28, 2020 | 10:12 am
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Bacon's Rebellion: Why is VDH Stockpiling Cases as Unknown Race?

July 27, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

Prince William Living: Governor Northam To Sign Chair Torian’s Balance Billing Fix

July 23, 2020 | 3:00 am
  

From the Legislator’s Website

52nd District August Newsletter

July 31, 2020
Important news this month: Governor Northam has called the General Assembly to a Special Session beginning on August 18. At that time, we will hear an updated forecast of state revenues that will impact our work on the state budget. As you remember, we chose to freeze most new spending in the budget passed last […] The post 52nd District August Newsletter appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Governor Northam Signs Chair Torian’s Balance Billing Fix

July 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New law protects patients from surprise debt after treatment by out-of-network providers RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday afternoon Governor Northam held a ceremonial signing of new legislation protecting Virginians from “balance billing” which was patroned by House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian and Senator Barbara Favola. The virtual event was attended by Secretary […] The post Governor Northam Signs Chair Torian’s Balance Billing Fix appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Continuing our fight for Virginia care workers

July 21, 2020
I’m sharing an update on our Care Safe initiative. Our goal has been to protect Virginia’s home care workers and residential care facilities workers from coronavirus so that they can safely care for our most vulnerable Virginians. This initiative is yours, because it’s what the people of the 52nd district named as a top concern […] The post Continuing our fight for Virginia care workers appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

NEW: 2020 Friends of Luke Torian Golf Classic

July 17, 2020
The post NEW: 2020 Friends of Luke Torian Golf Classic appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Chair Torian Urges Cautious Optimism in Response to Positive Year-End Revenue Report

July 9, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WOODBRIDGE, VA – House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian is responding today to Governor Northam’s release of the Fiscal Year 2020 year-end Virginia revenue report. The Governor announced a year-end revenue shortfall smaller than had been projected due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing economic impact. Chair Torian issued the following statement: “The year-end […] The post Chair Torian Urges Cautious Optimism in Response to Positive Year-End Revenue Report appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District July Newsletter

June 30, 2020
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Virginia home care workers are getting masks

June 29, 2020
Great news: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) just shared that Virginia home care workers are getting masks! We have been working with SEIU 512, the home care union, to fight for access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for Virginia home care workers as part of our Care Safe initiative. After weeks of advocacy, […] The post Virginia home care workers are getting masks appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Observing Juneteenth in Virginia

June 19, 2020
How should Virginia observe Juneteenth? One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed the people there that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were free – two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It took that long for the news […] The post Observing Juneteenth in Virginia appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

UPDATE: Protecting home care workers

June 12, 2020
I wanted to share a quick update with you on our Care Safe initiative. Based on your feedback, this effort has been about protecting Virginia home care workers and residential care facilities workers from coronavirus, so that they can safely care for our most vulnerable. Why is personal protective equipment (PPE) for home care workers so important?  […] The post UPDATE: Protecting home care workers appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District June Newsletter

June 5, 2020
As summer officially begins this month and our region moves into Phase 1 of reopening, I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable season in spite of the many challenges we face. We must continue to take steps to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, such as practicing social distancing and covering our faces in public. […] The post 52nd District June Newsletter appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

These are all of the video clips of Luke Torian’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 9 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB1246: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2020; created.
  • HB1247: Capital outlay plan; updates six-year plan for projects.
  • HB1248: Capital outlay bill; timing of required submission.
  • HB1249: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; manufactured home park, termination due to sale of park, notice.
  • HB1250: Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; definitions, payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services.
  • HB1495: Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school resource officers.
  • HR16: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HB2431: My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees.
  • HB2432: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB2433: Family caregiver; tax credit.
  • HB2434: Manufactured home parks; sale of park, notice, rights of association.
  • HB2435: Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts.
  • HB2436: Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB2437: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB2474: Long-term care; expediting review of applications, report.
  • HB2475: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of competitive negotiation for construction, etc.
  • HB2670: Dumfries, Town of; amending charter, town council elections, etc.
  • HB2685: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2795: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; DSP may operate in or around a highway work zone.
  • HJ674: DVS & TAX; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation, report.
  • HJ855: Commending Action in Community Through Service.
  • HJ977: Commending Paul B. Ebert.
  • HR283: Celebrating the life of John D. Jenkins.
  • HR284: Celebrating the life of John Harper.
  • HB1042: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB1044: School board; policies prohibiting abusive work environment, etc.
  • HB1045: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB1046: School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
  • HB1047: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; definition of manufactured home park.
  • HB1048: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund; created.
  • HB1049: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB1050: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; sale of manufactured home park, notice to residents, penalties.
  • HB1332: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB1377: Epinephrine; possession and administration at outdoor educational programs.
  • HJ102: Military retirement income; exempt from taxation.
  • HJ103: Virginia Retirement System; CNU to study feasibility and merits of a plan.
  • HJ280: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince William County Chapter.
  • HB2195: School attendance officer; powers and duties.
  • HB2202: Employment; abusive work environment.
  • HB2203: Uniform Statewide Building Code; notice to residents of code violations.
  • HB2204: My Virginia Plan Program; created, retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • HB2357: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2451: Professional and occupational licensing; restoration of rights.
  • HB826: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB827: Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines for school division policies and procedures.
  • HB828: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • HJ119: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights
  • HJ159: Public transportation services; DRPT to evaluate study necessary to identify, etc.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB1998: State and federal programs; VRS shall convene a work group to review, etc.
  • HB1999: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2000: Elections; voter registration, early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB2001: MMIE projects; Virginia Public Building Authority authorized to finance certain activities.
  • HB2002: 'Jake brakes' or Jacobs brakes; local regulation.
  • HB2003: Virginia Public School Authority; loans to school boards for the acquisition of capital projects.
  • HB2004: School nurses; divisionwide ratio students in average daily membership.
  • HB2005: School Performance Report Card; instructional costs.
  • HB2006: School divisions; concussion policies and procedures; management plan.
  • HB2285: E-ZPass transponder; VDOT prohibited from charging monthly fees.
  • HJ628: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HB685: Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution.
  • HB686: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel.
  • HB687: Building Revitalization Grant Fund; created.
  • HB688: VRS; management of assets of nongovernmental investors.
  • HB689: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; lobbyist reports.
  • HB691: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB692: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB695: Concealed handgun permit; changes to types of firearms safety courses.
  • HB1101: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • HB1209: Family day homes; approval or denial of application by local government.
  • HJ107: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights if person has served full sentence.
  • HJ402: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County chapter.
  • HJ403: Commending Earnie Porta.
  • HJ5004: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Goode Gary.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1326: Concealed handgun permits; firearms safety courses.
  • HB2003: Income tax, state; recycled building rehabilitation tax credit.
  • HB2013: Early voting; any registered voter qualified to vote in election may vote in person.
  • HB2015: Paper ballot; voter entitled to cast when electronic system is available.
  • HB2016: Elections; extension of polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • HB2017: Mechanical and electronic voting devices; number required.
  • HB2172: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ904: Celebrating the Life of Robert K. Lehto.
  • HJ905: Celebrating the life of Emma Lorraine Musselman.
  • HJ906: Commending the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR223: Celebrating the life of Betty Jane Varner.
  • HB403: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria.
  • HB404: Handheld personal communication devices; prohibits use while driving.
  • HB405: Planning commissions; appointments.
  • HB406: Incentives, local; local government to provide regulatory flexibility to defense contractors.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1226: Higher educational institutions; regulation of firearms.
  • HJ356: Celebrating the life of Kevin Timothy English.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2238: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2239: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts certain computer equipment and enabling software.
  • HB2240: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria for awarding grants or loans from the Fund.
  • HB2241: Length of school term; minimum number of teaching days if closed due to bad weather.
  • HB2242: School divisions, local; annual notification of estimated average per pupil cost to put on website.
  • HB2243: School board policies; adopt policies which certain electronic records and signatures are accepted.
  • HB2244: Personal Property Tax Relief Act; transmission of certain information by DMV.
  • HB2245: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: IN REMEMBRANCE, APRIL 16, 2007.
  • HB2246: Tuition, in-state; certain civilian employees of Department of Defense employees shall pay.
  • HB2247: Repair of potholes on private property; localities to require on certain parking areas and roads.
  • HB2248: Public transportation service; obstructing operation of transit vehicle is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB2388: Nursing homes & assisted living facilities; required to provide info. about family councils, etc.
  • HB298: Removal of motor vehicles; adds Prince William Co. to localities that may remove or immobilize.
  • HB299: Uniform Statewide Building Code; increases civil penalty.
  • HB1238: Higher educational institutions; crisis and emergency management.
  • HB1239: Tuition, in-state; certain Department of Defense employees as result of Base Realignment & Closure.
  • HB1271: Firearms; governing body of an educational institution has power to establish rules therefor.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ392: Commending Mt. Zion Baptist Church.